tv Mornings on 2 FOX January 16, 2013 7:00am-9:00am PST
>> reporter: we're live in san jose where police are searching for a man who tried to snatch a little girl out of her -- out of her mother earless. we'll tell you about the brazen attack and tell you what police are doing this morning. a chopper tragedy in england overnight. what we've learned about the accident that briefly caused panic all over great britain.
♪ oakland's police chief shouted down during a heated late-night meeting at city hall. the big issue -- what will happen next. also, the big speech begins in just two hours. president obama will unveil a plan that is sure to fuel the gun-control debate. "mornings on 2" starts right now. well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, january 16th. san jose police are investigating a bold kidnapping attempt of a 2-year-old girl outside of her home. ktvu eight janine de la vega is in san jose and talked with police a short time ago. janine, what did they tell you? >> reporter: a police spokesperson told me he's checking in with detectives right now to see if they got any tips overnight. now, they are taking that attempted kidnapping that
happened here on dale court very serious. they say the man was pulling on the child's legs so hard, that her shoes fell off. this all happened around 5:40 yesterday afternoon. this was near south white and aborn. a mother said she was playing in the front yard playing with her siblings and the man made a comment that she didn't like and she tried to pull her away. >> it's very turning. it's a brazen act on her part. without locating him, we don't know what his mental state was but obviously the mother felt the need to pull the child away from her. >> reporter: the mother was able to hang onto her daughter and run into the house. the man was last seen walking away on paven drive.
police canvassed the area looking for the man but they came up empty-handed. the man is described as being latino, between 20 to 30 years old. he was wearing a red baseball hat, jeans and a light-colored shirt with yellow stripes. the mother also said he smelled like you a omotive oil -- automotive oil. the police said they are trying to make up a sketch of him to show to the media so we can show you a better glimpse of him. they are also hoping that people call into the police department for with tips if they have any information 0en this case -- on this case. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, janine. the president is expected to outline several executive actions he can take without congressional approval and then
he will lay out the measures he wants congress to tackle. the president is expected to call on congress to ban assault weapons and limit high-capacity ammunition clips. coming up at 7:15, we'll have a live report from our washington, d.c. newsroom with a special guest who will money the -- join the president as he makes his announcement this morning. developing news out of london, england this morning. a helicopter crashed on a crowded street right during rush hour. ryan flores live in our newsroom now to show us these incredible pictures and tell us what happened. >> we've been following this story all morning long. at the time of the crash, it was very foggy. the pilot tried to land at a nearby airport but he didn't make it. of this is new video coming in just after the helicopter crash. two people are dead. 13 injured. they have not been identified. you can see the flames on the roadway. people on the streets, just in
shock. news reports, the helicopter crashed into a crane atop a luxury complex in central london, south of the river timms near rush hour. officials say the pilot was the only one on board the helicopter and began his flight in southwest england, he wanted to land in heathrow. he didn't make it. the other person killed, was in close proximity to the site. >> we believe a commercial helicopter 0en a scheduled flight has collided with a -- on a scheduled flight has collided with a luxury high rise. the helicopter came down and london paramedics and fire were
there within minutes. >> one of the 13 injured, we understand, is in critical condition. officials also say there was nobody inside the crane operating it. the focus will remain on that crane to make sure parts of it don't fall into the street. they also say helicopter pilots have only limited radar group and fly by using the ground reference points. the accident doesn't appear to be terror-related. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. a small group of redwood city boat owners ignored a midnight deadline, they are still docked at pete's harbor. 144 tenants there, received eviction notices. while most of the tenants left, a few still remain. seven of them have been given more time to move out while a few hours say they have no choice. they will defy the eviction orders. >> not the best time for this.
>> it's been record cold for the last fewer days. >> the inner harbor will be a private marina with residential units that will wring a lot of activity here. >> the developers now plan to build a 411-unit apartment complex along with private boat slips. a menlo park police officer, still on the job this morning despite reportedly soliciting a prostitute for sex while on duty. the mercury news reports police were checking on a 32-year-old female parolee in february of 2011. they say they found 48-year-old officer jeffrey kenneth vazquez naked in a hotel room with her. he reportedly told officers he had an hour to kill while serving a subpoena. vazquez was charged with a misdemeanor but that charge was later dropped. 7:07. the water is back on for people in berkeley after crews repaired a broken water line overnight.
the east pay municipal district said an 8-inch line ruptured at 7th and cedar yesterday around 5:00 p.m. 36 customers were affected but the service has been restored. 7:07. if you have to go to the toll plaza right now, sal, a lot of company. >> yes. westbound coming through. this is the peak of the commute, as you know. coming through to the toll plaza, it will be backed up for at least a 20-minute delay if you are at the end of the line unless you are using the carpool lane. all of the rest of the lanes will be slow. there are no problems on the bridge reported by chp at this time. as we look around and take a look at the south bay, 101, still busy after an earlier crash near 13th street. the crash was in the lanes for a while. they moved it off to the side but if you are driving into sunnyvale, you will give yourself extra time on 101. it's a pretty decent alternate. it's only slow near 17.
the morning drive is going to be okay on the great highway. but they will start a repaving project to create a smoother roadway for the entire stretch next to the pacific ocean. the roadwork will improve pedestrian access to the ocean and have a promenade at the west end of golden gate park. if you drive through the area, you start to see that busy -- some of that construction equipment getting ready to do this major project. expect delays. you can use sunset boulevard, by the way, as an alternate route if you don't want to go down to the great highway. a lot of people go down here because it's such a great drive but be warned. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. avenirs morning. sunrise. you think it's cold here, crested butte, colorado, gunnison county, minus 36 this morning. minus 36. >> wow. >> ced butte. i've been there, but in the summer. [laughter] >> there's about 14 record lows set in colorado and wyoming.
a lot of them about 10 below to 36 below. some of the coldest air in four years will be moving into the great lakes and the northeast in the next five to seven days. for us, it's cold. upper 20s are cold. another cold morning. a little bit warmer. temperatures are coming up slowly for some of you. i know it's not fast enough. but there is a slow warmup on the afternoon temperatures. but still, cordelia, 25. sebastopol, 26. healdsburg, 28. stanford, 29. i've seen more 29s. concord, is 28. livermore, says 31 but not far away it's 29. fairfield now reporting, 26. novato, 28. santa rosa, 28. officially it's 42 in the city. noe valley, san jose, upper
20s. clear skies looks really nice. high pressure has built in. temperatures are coming up a little bit. we're getting some upper 50s to a few very low 60s but they are starting to increase a little bit as we go forward. a lot of sunshine today. coast, bay, inland, everybody. novato 58, 55 sausalito. oakland, 59. berkeley 58. alameda 57. same for san jose, los gatos, 55. santa cruz, 62. santa clara, 52. 57 half moon bay. woodside, 54. sunny there will be patchy fog over to form. but other than that, the bayside looks good. tori, dave? >> thank you, steve. 7:11. happening now, we want to take you back to portland, oregon, live pictures where fire crews are trying to free a woman trapped between two walls. it looks like you can see the -- >> her hand.
>> her hand sticking out there as the crews are getting close. we've been following this situation for the past hour. the woman's been stuck there since 3:45 this morning. she reportedly fell off a balcony and got wedged in a narrow space between the wall of a building and a parking garage. firefighters gave her a blanket to protect her from dust and they gave her water and were pumping hot air in the space to keep her warm. you can see the rescuer there without the helmet looks look he's very close to reaching the woman. we saw her hand sticking out from the side of the wall. so we're gonna keep a close eye on this. it looks like he's really trying to pry something loose and we'll give you more updates on "mornings on 2". >> they are trying to get air bags out there to ten her out. she's -- help her out. she's been conscious.
they have been able to squeeze out airspace. there's not much space in there. >> and if you are at all claustrophobic, the thought of it -- >> as we all are -- is rather daunting. so three and a half hours or so. it looks like they are communicating with her. she's heat conscious and talking but they have been getting her water and blankets to try to keep her warm. they didn't want the dust to become too strong to try to breathe in there with a limited amount of air that she has. you can see an awful lot of activity. a lot of crews working very hard. not sure where the balcony was where she fell. but wedged in that tight spot. they did cut some space in order to get pretty close. even for us claustrophobic people, psychologically that would help a little bit. >> yes. >> what a nightmare.
civil lawsuit against the psychiatrist of the accused gunman. she says the psychiatrist should have advised police to arrest james holmes weeks before the shooting rampage. a new poll shows most americans want tougher gun laws following the deadly school shooting in connecticut. 84% of those surveyed favor background checks for those who buy guns at gun shows. 7:17. we're less than two hours away now from hearing president obama's proposal for gun law changes. he will make the announcement surrounded by children who wrote to him after the newtown school shooting. kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom where you just got a look at some of
those letters. >> reporter: my white house contact sent me three letters from kids from around the country. one little boy from georgia asked president obama to stop violence. an 11-year-old girl julia wrote she couldn't bear the not of losing her brothers and sisters -- the thought of losing her brothers and sisters to guns. at this morning's announcement, president obama is expected to push for better enforcement for existing gun laws. he can require keeping data on where guns are. the government stopped keeping track nine years ago. when it comes to the background, president obama can push for more sharing of information and prosecution of people who try to buy guns illegally. the president will need congress's approval to get sweeps changes made and that will not be an easy feat, especially with the nra prodding supporters in congress. we'll tang a look at the nra -- take a look at the nra's new ad
tackling president obama's gun proposals when i see you next. >> and ktvu will bring you live coverage. he's scheduled to make that announcement at 8:55 this morning our time. ktvu will be streaming the president's remarks live at ktvu.com. it is 7:18. people in the bay area are getting hit hard by one of the worse flu seasons to date. the california pacific medical center in san francisco says it is reporting four times more patients this flu season than it has seen in the past two years. they say most of the cases are adults whereas other parts of the country are seeing cases among children. they add they still have a good supply of the flu vaccine. santa rosa memorial hospital says a two-day nurses' strike did not interrupt services to patients.
the nurses walked out at 5:00 a.m. a.m. monday morning and the strike ended an hour ago. the labor dispute involves working conditions and higher pay. santa rosa memorial says it contracted with replacement nurses to ensure the quality care would continue. 7:19. well, employees of goodwill set aside a donated painting because it had the artist's signature but little did they know how valuable the painting was. take a look at the picture of the blackfoot indian. it was donated in a box, among other things. later, it was put on goodwill's auction site and sold for $70,000 back in twine. it was around original -- 2009. it was an original piece put together by maynard dixon. 7:20. well, an end finally to the bitter cold. temperatures finally going up. up next, meteorologist steve paulson will tell us by how
gurney. there's her hand. and apparently they called her husband in to try to calm her down a little bit. she was on a second-story balcony of a smoking area. some witnesses say she may have been walking on the top of a wall and that's how she may have fallen down and got wedged in this spot. you can see her hand. it's been moving quite a bit. they've been using air bags to try to create more space between the walls and have been pumping hot air in the space. they gave her some blankets, water. she's aheard -- alert. they are making progress and we're seeing more of her arm than we were originally. you can see the crews trying to guide her out. she must be wedged in their tight. >> there's not much space there at all. they are trying to pump in there to try to keep her arm, trying to ease the walls back -- you can see him talking to
her directly. >> yeah. >> they are close but -- wait a minute. >> they are -- again, they initially tried a rope rescue but that didn't work. so that's when they cut the space you see now right next to her but they didn't want to get too close to risk getting too much dust in her lungs. that's part of the reason she had the blanket to keep the dust out of there. >> i'm sure there are people saying why didn't they knock out that concrete around her to get her out. it must be dangerous for her. >> you don't want anything to fall on her. >> this has been going on since 3:45 this morning. they are very close but again, they obviously still have a lot of work to do. we're gonna keep an eye on this rescue and try to come back to it as soon as she is out. we'll bring you more updates on "mornings on 2". >> quite a busy morning in
portland. we're busy in our commute. sal is watching what the drivers are doing in the south bay. >> that's right. we have a lot of slow traffic this morning. 101 had a crash. 280 is kind of the freeway that people are using. northbound 101 right there there is a crash -- it was in the lanes for a while. on the shoulder but traffic is busy in the south bay. >> moving along and taking a look at the commute here in the east bay, it's been moderately heavy. if you are driving in contra costa county, 680 is okay through pleasant hill. a little bit of slow traffic. westbound 24, i see traffic slowing down here on the way to la fayette and into orinda. the morning commute is slow to the toll plaza. it's about a 20-minute wait there. let's go to steve. all right. thank you, sal. there is a lot going on. there's wacky temperatures in lake county. there's a pretty good breeze coming off from the geysers or
copper mountain. most temperatures around here, we get sunshine and temperatures will be warming up just a little bit. we're getting some upper 50s now, a few low 60s. 62 in santa cruz. it's a slow warmup. it will take us all the way into the weekend. what about rain, steve? end of the month. some lows. very cold still for us. 25s to 29. but highs are coming up. we'll get a lot of 20s, 30s on the low. but high temperatures start to come up. a few upper 50s to 60s. 7:26. troubling trend in san francisco. police say thieves have been targeting pharmacies but it's not the money they are after. >> reporter: we're live in oakland where the police chief is pushing for outside help when it comes to fighting crime but not everyone is on board. we'll take you to a very heated and fiery city hall meeting last night. >> reporter: we're live at san jose international airport where the only dreamliner flights in and out of the
two walls for about four hours. we just saw her being taken out. she's on a gurney. firefighters have been working to pull her out for hours. she reportedly fell off a second-story balcony. smoking area. she fell about 15 feet and got wedged in a narrow space stuck between a wall of a building and a parking garage. fire crews initially tried to use a rope to get her out. that didn't work. then they had to use a saw to cut the space. it looks like that's her husband. he was called in to calm her down, certainly quite a bit of relief for both of them. they also used air bags to try to widen the space a little bit and also used a lubricant to try to work her out. they pumped hot air in the space to keep her arm and gave her blankets to cover her mouth. you can see the space 2003 between the two ladders. the saw they used was a tool
that's used in earthquake rescues. so that was brought in. there were about 20 fire and rescue firefighters from portland, oregon there working on the scene. but the good news, this woman trapped for about four hours, now out and she will be taken to a hospital to make sure there's no injuries. she seemed to be up, alert and talking. more than thrilled, i'm sure, to be freed. we don't know how she was trapped between the two walls. witnesses said she was climbing the walls and yelling for help as she slipped and fell. if we get more updates on her situation, we'll bring them to you. but a happy ending there. a woman trapped in portland, oregon is free. 7:32. back here at home, the city of oakland one step closer to
adopting a new-crime tool -- a new crime-fighting tool. tara moriarty has more on this. >> reporter: crime is growing and the police department has been shrinking. so chief howard jordan wants to hire an outside consultant, a former los angeles police chief to help crack down on crime. the trouble is not everyone is on board. [booing] >> reporter: chief jordan was booed and heckled. this includes hiring bill bratton credited with reducing crime in los angeles and new york city. even though the public safety committee approved the measure, some tactics like stop and frisk are heavy-handed. the debate got underway in city hall. protesters formed outside. >> stop this unsurd, obscene --
absurd, obscene waste of money. >> bill bratton will be giving me advice. it's up to me to implement it and how i do it and if i do it is really on my shoulders. thank you. >> reporter: now, the plan also includes more funding for the police academy to train new officers and hire 20 police service technicians. it would allow the hiring of 11 alameda county sheriff deputies for up to 180 day -- days. this all comes after an eight- day shooting stretch that left eight people dead. this will go to the full council next tuesday. it's expected to be another heated and fiery discussion. live from oakland, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. oakland police chief jordan is backing off comments he made
about gangs. on monday, chief jordan raised eyebrows when he said the two gangs in east oakland are responsible for 90% of the city's violent crime since last summer. chief jordan now says he was confused and got his figures wrong. mayor jean quan made a similar error last year when she talked about oakland's crime problem. just days after the boeing 787 dreamliner started flying in and out of the bay area, many of these high-tech jets are now grounded. lorraine blanco is at mineta san jose international airport with new information that you have just learned. good morning, lorraine. >> reporter: good morning. i just got off the phone with the public information here at san jose international airport. and she tells me one inbound flight and one outbound flight have been canceled. she said she's waiting on word from nipon airways.
last night, nipon air made an emergency landing. they exited off the emergency slide. no within because hurt this is the latest -- no one was hurt. this is the latest of problems including an electrical fire in boston and a fuel leak and a cracked cockpit window. a spokesperson said they will use revenue while the airline is grounded but they are doing the right thing by putting the passenger safety first. this is an important service for the city. san jose officials estimate they will generate $78 million in business and 61 jobs in its fist year. passengers are being rebooked
on nipon and until further notice, there are no further flights being taken in or out of the airport. back to you. san francisco police reporting a troubling new trend among thieves. they are robbing pharmacies for drugs, not cash. monday, police say two suspects robbed two drugstores, first a clement pharmacy was robbed. five hours later, police say two thieves robbed the golden pharmacy. morphine and then a prescription methamphetamine. >> we're working hard to see if there's any connection. we don't want such a problem ongoing. both pharmacies say they do have surveillance video of the problems -- of the robbers. no one was hurt. the people in charge of online classes at the university of california are scheduled to give a
presentation to the uc regents about the lack of success marketing the online classes to nonstudents. the university spent $4.3 million marketing its online classes. hoping to attract tuition from students around the world. but since classes began a year ago, only one person who is not already a uc student has taken the class. uc online classes cost $1400 to $2400. but other universities such as stanford and harvard are offering online classes for free. hundreds of thousands of students have signed up for those classes. uc berkeley is one of the top ten best public college values in the country aid -- according to kiplinger magazine. the magazine looked at admission rates, and other items to come up with the list.
ucla is the highest ranking california school. there is a new report suggesting some college co-eds are turning to so-called sugar daddies to help them pay for education. a website shows a 67% increase in the number of female students signing up for the online service. they spend time with a male companion who helps them with their education and dorm expenses. the biggest increase is at the georgia state university followed by new york university. berkeley, by the way, is 38th. uc davis is 43. bay area congresswoman zoe is honoring air rob swartz.
her proposed legislation called aaron's law would change the computer fraud and abuse act. she says the law allowed the government to bring disproportionate charges against swartz. we want to check in with sal, see what's happening on the roads. sal? >> we're starting with the south bay on 280 northbound as you get up to -- up to highway 17. got some slow traffic there. this is 280 just north of downtown san jose. i think a lot of people heard prot will be -- about the problems on 101. that crash has been cleared. it was clear and people were seeing slow traffic pulling up to 101 at 280, so they decided to get on 280. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. it's backed up for about a 20- minute wait. no major problems, getting into san francisco. if you are driving in contra costa county, southbound 680 is busy from pleasant hill all the way down to a minor crash near
rutgy road. look at highway 4 antioch. a lot of slow traffic there and the traffic continues to be slow. i want to mention as i move the maps to the east bay, 880 southbound is pretty heavy. let's go to steve. well, i've been busier than an ant at a picnic. there is a lot going on. i get there's crazy stuff going on in lake county, cobb, i think lower lack, about 50 degrees. pretty good breeze coming off. other locations are in the upper 20s or 30s. you are not seeing things. most locations are in the 20s, 30s. especially around here. we're also getting a couple of series of systems trying to breakthrough. i don't think it will happen for a while. there are signs about 10 to 15 days out of a more consolidating of the jet stream. that would bring rain back here and go from cold to very mild and warm if that happens. i think it will. it's just a slow pro set.
right now we're dealing with the low of sun -- with a lot of sun. air mass was unbelievably dry, especially on sunday. but temperatures are coming up, the amount of moisture in the air is coming up a little bit. i think we'll get back into some of that fog this morning. >> temperatures have actually cooled off in parts of alaska. they are 10 degrees colder today. our wind from yesterday and the day before has calmed down considerably. it's still a component of an easterly breeze. when you go et that, that's beneficial for coast and bay. inland temperatures, when you struggle with upper 20s, it's cold. tom, 30 in blossom hill. 37 oakland. redwood city, 35. you get the idea. you can see the offshore breeze
taking the clouds away. that's a land sea breeze. some of the higher elevations, you get up around 1500 to 2,000 feet. for us, east breeze means a little warmer. clearlake 57. sonoma 57. sought leito, 57. oakland, 59. i almost went 60. 58 in berkeley. 57 morgan hill to 57 san jose. but santa cruz now punching through. we go low in the 60s. palo alto, fog will be back more so probably on the weekend. that will not affect the coast or the bay. inland -- inland temperatures come up each day. in just over an hour, the president will unveil his gun control plan. what he's expected to say and the strong resistance from both sides of the aisle. the investigation into lance armstrong includes his relationship with someone in the bay area. ♪
more than $350,000 and who earn bonuses of more than $50,000 will be affected. experts say deferring the bonuses could discourage workers from making deals that create short-term profits that cause problems in the long run. a new study shows younger americans carry smaller credit card balance than older consumers. the aarp says low and middle- income americans over the age of 50 had an average balance of 8300 and were able to pay down 16% of that debt. but younger consumers had an average balance that was $2,000 lower and they paid off more than a third of what they owed. police in milpitas hope a new sketch will help catch a suspect at the great mall who tried to kidnap a 3-year-old boy. the describe is -- the suspect is described as asian bean 50 and 60. hes has a potbelly and a
receding hairline. police say the man took the boy's hand, tried to walk out of the mall with him on january 6th. the boy's mother screamed and the man ran away. another kidnapping attempt is being investigated in san jose. coming up for you at 8:00ing we'll go live to the neighborhood -- 8:00, we'll go live to the neighborhood where a man tried to grab a 2-year- old girl from her mother's arms. this morning at the white house, president obama will unveil his proposals to reduce gun violence. jamie dupree joins us via skype from washington, d.c. so even after the connecticut school shooting, you say getting new any gun control legislation through congress will be no easy task? >> reporter: oh, no, not at all. it will be very difficult for backers of gun control to get anything through congress. i think the thing that has the best chance right now might be the idea of limiting the size of ammunition magazines that would go on weapons. but the idea of pushing an
assault weapons ban through the congress, that's probably not going to happen. the question of expanding background checks extended to all gun sales, that would be very controversial. you have to think back the last time -- we've talked about this before, tori. the stockton, california shooting at a school in 1989 really prompted a lot of movement on gun control in the congress. that led to california banning -- california provisions on assault weapons, also action in the congress as well. but since then there's been a major change. even when the democrats were in charge in the congress of the first yee -- of the first two years of the obama administration, there recall not really anything -- there really were not anything. we'll see how many people change their minds as we look at the details from the president. >> and there are democrats who
don't want to have excessive fun control? >> reporter: no, no. even though the democrats are in charge of the u.s. senate, the chances they are for getting gun controls are not very good. dianne feinstein wants to introduce the assault weapons ban, get it to the floor and get a vote. i think a lot of us would be completely shocked if that were to get a majority of votes in the senate. patrick haley of development -- patrick laically of vermont, he said begrudgingly they were gonna have hearings. you go in the house of representatives, it's a similar thing. i think last year, there were one or two guns rights issues. could things change? after the stockton shooting in
1989, yes, there was a change in attitudes. but it will take a lot of work by the white house to get to that point. you've got immigration and so many other things that are out there, all of the budget fights, to you want to use everything on this or save it for later? it's a very good point. >> all right. jamie dupree joining us live from washington, d.c. you can find a link from the insider blog on our website, just go to ktvu.com pull down the news menu bar. if to the politics page. we'll be covering the president's announcement on his gun control plan live on ktvu channel 2 news. not everyone is happy with the marin buyback program even though 2700 weapons were collected. it was so successful, they ran out of man an hour after it began. that line at novato police headquarters it stretched sand the building. the people received $200 for turning in a semi-automatic
weapon. $100 for other guns. organizers handed out nonguaranteed vouchers after the $43,000 nun money after the fun money ran out. >> a little surprised but not totally surprised. it's the government, afterall. >> the marin county district attorney's office will count up all of those vouchers to see if the extra money can be raised. there are new developments in the lance armstrong doping scandal. the bay citizen reports a federal investigation into his finances is now examining his relationship with san francisco finance ear thomas wetzel -- financeier -- finance --
cold weather causes a real mess at some casinos in south lake tahoe. the record temperatures on monday made water pipes and sprinklerheads burst at four of the casinos. harrah's it was hit the -- hit the hardest. thousands of gallons of water and some slot machines were damaged. now the biggest concern is about vacation homes up there, pipes could burst as weather starts to warm up again. we have an update on flooding that displaced workers
at the oakland unified school district's main building. the officials say the building will be closed through spring time. an assessment of the building's fitness that will take a couple of months and then more time on top of that to repair that. conservative republicans wanted to offset the cost of the aid with spending cuts for the victims of superstorm sandies. but others said it was important to pass the bill as is. the measure goes to the senate where it's expected to pass early next week. 7:56. bad news. sal, where is this? >> we have an injury accident
in fremont, southbound 880 at decoto road. the other is a stalled big rig, southbound 680. they are waiting for a big rig tow truck to get this out of the lanes. traffic is backed up all the way through pleasanton. give yourself plenty of time. 84 is slow trying to get to the area. let's take a look at 237. stop-and-go traffic there. at. the bay bridge toll plaza, there is a backup getting much better. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. some interesting lows this morning. generally 20s and 30s, but not far away i've seen some 40s and even up into lake county there's anywhere from 25 to 55 on the low. it's going to be sunny today. a lot of sunshine. patchy fog maybe showing up. i think that livermore temperature stuck. there's upper 20s still around. 42 in the city.
coal valley was down to 36. still enough of an offsharpish. after another cold -- offshore push. even warmer thursday/friday. except for fog, it will be sunny and mild. >> thank you, steve. the young inmate escapes from a detention facility. how he got away and what police are saying to do if you see him. >> we're live in san jose, r where police are searching for a man who tried to snatch a little girl out of her mother's arms. we just spoke with the mother's roommate. we'll tell you what he had to say. and a helicopter crashed into a london street at the height of rush hour. what appears to have caused this crash. ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong, i don't wanna be right ♪
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this was really scary for one family, janine. >> reporter: yeah, definitely was. i just spoke with the mother's roommate. they say that they are just completely rattled that this happened. it happened on del court. it's a middle-class neighborhood but police say considering how brazen this kidnap -- attempted kidnapping was that the woman and the daughter are fortunate because this could have turned out much differently. now, police received a 911 call from a woman at around 5:40 yesterday afternoon saying a strange man approached her and her 2-year-old daughter. she said her toddler and other children were playing in the front and the man made a comment about her 2-year-old that made her uncomfortable. she picked up her daughter and that's when the man grabbed the toddler's legs and tried to pull her away. police say he pulled so hard that the little girl's shoes fell off. the mother was able to hang onto her daughter and get into the house. this is what her roommate had to say. >> she's still in shock but the
babies are fine. >> reporter: are you disturbed? >> i'm a little rattled. i'm okay. >> reporter: the man was last seen walking away on paven drive. police searched the area and talked to neighbors trying to see if there were any witnesses but they were unable to locate the man and they came up empty- handed. here is a description of the man. latino, between 20 to 30 years old, we are told he was wearing jeans and a light-colored shirt with yellow stripes as well as a red baseball cap and the mother also says that he smelled like automotive oil. now, later on this morning, police are hoping to get a sketch artist in, come back out to the neighborhood to reinterview the mother to see if they could release a sketch of this suspect to the media so that we can show you that. they are also looking for tips from anyone who might have information on this case. coming up, later on in this hour of "mornings on 2," you will hear from neighbors of
what they have to say and what they plan on doing. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, janine. developing news out of london. a helicopter crashed. brian flores has more. >> good morning, tori. the crash happened as many were on their way to work during the morning rush hour. it was foggy conditions during the commute. when a pilot tried to land, he crashed. the helicopter landed on the street below killing the mother. this is new video just after the crash. you can see the flames from the crash on it the road. people on the street just in shock. witnesses describe the crash as sounding like a bomb. we just heard an explosion, it sounded like a plane flying
over. we heard and explosion. >> two people are dead. 13 are injured. many have yet to be identified. but the bbc says the pilot has been identified as pete barnes, an experienced pilot, who piloted movie flights. movie reports say he crashed into a crane that was atop a 50- story luxury residential complex south of the river timms during rush hour. the location ten blocks away from the very busy waterloo rail station. he was the only one on board. he reportedly wanted to divert to heathrow. he didn't make it, crashing into the crane and onto the street below. the other person killed was in close proximity to the website. the helicopter also fell on some of cars. >> the helicopter came down on the side of the building. london ambulance and police were all quickly in attendance
within minutes. all fires are now extinguished. >> one of the 13 injured is in critical condition. officials say there was nobody inside the crane operating it, as the normal crane operator was actually running late for work. officials say the focus will remain on the crane to make sure parts of it don't fall into the street. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. police in san leandro searching for two men who robbed a home depot store. witnesses say they were masked gunmen who robbed the store on davis street around 7:00 last night. there were several people inside the store last night. one employee fainted. he was later treated at a hospital. a five-hour police standoff ended peacefully in the richmond district yesterday. neighbors reported hearing gunshots on 25th and geary. when police arrived, they saw a
bullet hole in the door and heard a man screaming. that led them to call in the s.w.a.t. team and a hostage negotiator. the man sur remember den -- surrendered and is getting a mental evaluation. 35-year-old kevin tonn was a k-9 officer and had been with the gault department for years. he was shot yesterday morning while struggling with aing is. they say the suspect -- with the suspect. they say the suspect struggled with another officer. that officer was not hurt. a 17-year-old allegedly walked away from the orin allen youth rehabilitation facility in byron about 8:00 last night. the teen is described as hispanic, 6 feet tall, 165 pounds. he was last seen wearing an
orange jump suit and blue sweatshirt. authorities say not to approach the teen if you see him but instead call the police. 8:06. a vallejo school district has a new video campaign with a positive message about students. this video features students from whitenham element. the goal, to break down stereotypes and also give students a chance to share what they like about their school and community. and more videos are on the way. some bay area commuters will get a pleasant surprise on b.a.r.t. or while riding ferries this morning. they will be receiving the celebrity treatment with complimentary massages and
gourmet treats. they will be pampering those pipe on board this morning at designated -- those on board this morning at designated areas. >> wow. that's nice. the traffic is very slow,er to, i an dave on 680 and -- slow, tori and dave, on 680. we have the accidentant decoto -- the accident on decoto road. people will be delayed on the freeways. it's a lot slower than normal. if you have a you roo teen, this morning you -- routine, this morning you need to give yourself extra time to make it on time. if you get on 880, it's very slow out of hayward. that accident has been cleared out of the lanes but still very slow. let's move onto live picture, the bay bridge.
that's very nice. this commute has improved getting into san francisco. if you are driving into the 80 corridor, it is moderately heavy. 8:08. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. a shout out to everybody who has e-mailed me or tweeted me. some very, very good weather questions. patrick redwood shores. there's been some strange weather in lake county. some people asking when is the rain coming back. it looks like february. i think we'll see something undercutting the ridge of high pressure. this happens this time of year, but so far we're not seeing that. there are projections of that happening as we get towards the end of the month. i think so. i think we'll go from very, very cold and mostly dry from kind of wet and warmer on the temperatures. but that's not happening for a while. another cold morning. this stretch of cold weather goes back to 1990, 1998 and 2007 when we had about six or
seven days in a row when temperatures were cold. slow warming is taking place. very, very slowly. temperatures are rebounding, though. lows this morning, cordelia 25. healdsburg, 28. windsor, 28. stanford, menlo park, gilroy, 29. morgan hill, 27. 34 san jose. some of the temperatures seem to be stuck. it was still told this morning. there is a little -- cold this morning. there is a little bit of moisture. right now, high pressure wins out. it's large and in charge. another cold morning. it could be worse. it was 36 below in crested butte, a lot of record lows in wyoming and montana. while we're told, there's other areas that are colder. 50s on the temperatures. they are slowly coming up
fairfield, 53 at santa rosa, 59. oakland, 59. you get the idea, a little bit of an easterly breeze. 62 santa cruz. san jose, 57. 57 half moon bay. 55 san mateo and patchy fog will be back. it's one of those ones that shows up. the days will be a little bit warmer and the lows are coming up slightly. taking a look at the sunday forecast, keep an eye on that because the mavericks big wave surfing competition will be held in half moon bay. organizers say there is a big swell coming but they won't know if the conditions are right until 48 hours before the event meaning probably on friday. spectator won't be allowed on the -- speculators won't be allowed on the beach because of safety issues. the nba has given sacramento mayor and former star kevin johnson six weeks to present a counteroffer. there are reports that san
francisco-based investors chris hansen is close to buying the kings for $500 billion and he would relocate the team up to portland. something sacramento fans are trying -- >> to keep from happening, yes. later this morning, president obama outlines his gun proposals. also today, a new ad just released by the nra calling the president a hypocrite. a school bus strike in new york city. how schools are still trying to get to students to classes during this lockout. and they're off! let's see what today has in store. change flight to tomorrow. [ announcer 2 ] that's not a problem on southwest... they don't charge a fee when your plans change. but the other airlines could hit him for 150 bucks in change fees. oh!! that's going to sting his bottomline. he's onboard with no change fees.
another cold morning. clear skies. temperatures will start to warm up a little bit. patchy fog starting to creep back in i think over the next few days. 8:14. new this morning, six suicide bombers attacked the gate outside of the afghan intelligence agency in kabul. police say the first suicide bomber set off his explosives at the front gate of the compound and five others ran out of a minivan and tried to storm the gate. the van was loaded with explosives but it did not detonate. several people were injured by the gate and the taliban is claiming responsibility for this attack. and france launched it's
assault last week, they are trying to help mali trying to stop the militants who have already taken over the northern part of the country. the obama administration says they will offer support but not american troops on the ground. another marine is set to face court marshals for urinating on the bodies of terrorists. he faces possible jail time, a reduce in rank and a big fine. 8:15. later this hour, president obama will reveal his highly- anticipated gun control agenda but before he can make his announcement, the nra released a new ad attacking the president's promise to use executive orders. kyla campbell in our washington, d.c. newsroom to show us some of that ad it is now running on tv nationwide. >> reporter: the nra didn't wasteny time asking the viewers
if president obama's kids were more important than theirs. take a listen. >> why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guard at their schools? >> reporter: the ad goes on to call president obama an elitist hypocrite. this is coming before we know how president obama is planning to use his powers. the white house did identify 19 executive actions the president can take, including a major overhaul to the federal database system that tracks criminals and the mentally ill but he will need congress to make laws to -- to make changes to laws already in place and harry reid wants to find common ground. we'll here all of the details -- hear all of the tee tails in less than an hour -- details in less than an hour. i'm heading to the house to
beer with as president obama un- - to be there as president obama unveils his proposal. >> he's scheduled to make the announcement at 8:55 this morning our time. ktvu will be streaming the presidential remarks live at ktvu.com. 8:17. new this morning, former south carolina governor mark sanford is runner for his old seat in congress after a break from politics. sanford, a republican said this morning he wants to go back to washington because he believes that spending is threatening the country's future. he was considered a possible presidential contender until he revealed back in 2009 that he had an affair with a woman from argentina who is now his fiancee. he finished out his term in 2011 and did not run for another office. in new york city, parents had to send their kids to
school by subway or make other arrangements after school bus drivers went on strike. drivers walked off the job early this morning. the union is upset that the city put its bus contracts up for bid with no job guarantees for drivers. the strike affects more than 150,000 students and about a third of them are disabled. school officials handed out metro cards so students could take the subway and city buses. san francisco could soon require more than just construction companies to give preference to city residents when they hire new workers. now supervisors will consider requiring tech companies to hire people who live in the city. right now, they only have to consider -- they only have to consider hiring san francisco residents. 8:19. the mountain view city council is waiting to make a decision
whether to ban food trucks in the downtown area. last night, the mountain view city council debated this. some city staff members say it's a public safety concern on congested streets. others said the trucks serve a grab-and-go clientele and those who want to eat out after 10:00 a.m. there will be a formal vote on this later this week. the search for the next "american idol" officially kicks off. why nicki minaj says this season will be one to watch. and are you ready for the big chill to leave the area? meteorologist steve pawlson is coming back -- steve paulson is coming back. he will tell you when it will get here. we'll tell you more about the morning commute coming up.
buzz. >> we have so much stuff going on this season, like if i were a viewer, i would be dvring this season because there are so many things. >> minaj and jackson say they think a girl will win this season. be sure to watch for contestants who had surprised auditions after being secretly nominated by their friends. "american idol" returns tonight at 8:00. the premiere kents -- continues with another two-hour episode tomorrow night at 8:00. 8:23. let's go to sal now. can you help our friends on highway 4. we're trying to. we've had a terrible commute there. highway 4 coming up through pittsburg and baypoint. an earlier accident on bailey road. look at all of that slow traffic. it gets better by the time you reach the concord side here. but it is going to be slow. it continues to be that way.
once you past the accident scene, highway 4 is better. you can see as we tilt down, how much better it is. it will be very slow coming out of pittsburg. the bay bridge toll plaza has become light. there's a little bit of a backup there. and again, the nimitz freeway, hayward south, very slow south of hayward because of earlier problems and then we have slow traffic on 680 because of a dump truck stalled out. 680 near andre road. cool and clear skies. although concord, buchanan field said 25 at 8:00. and fog. the air mass has been too dry. i think that's a sign of things to come inland. temperatures do warm up. but when you get the fog, you get more moisture in the air. that will mean the lows will come up as well. still some 20s, 30s. high pressure really, really flexing its muscle holding
everything at bay. 20s, 30s and 40s 0 the temperatures. another cold, cold morning but temperatures are coming up a little bit. i think tomorrow the fog will be a little bit bigger story but at least the days are starting to warm up. i think we'll see some upper 50s to very, very low 60s. the east wind helps the coast and bay. 59 oakland. santa rosa, 59. 50s for -- low to mid for some to the east. but 62 in santa cruz. even warmer. we'll have to keep an eye on some of that fog. north bay and east bay. once it sets up, it will be tough to budge. temperatures get in the 60s. 8:26. an update on the story we've been following for the past two hours. >> she's out. >> this was incredible to watch how a tense ordeal for that one woman in portland, oregon ended just a short time ago. >> reporter: a raucous city hall meeting, oakland police
chief heckled. so people were escorted out. >> we're live where a state of the art aircraft is grounded today. we'll show you what happened and tell you why the service is so important to the city when "mornings on 2" continues. [ male announcer ] the career landscape of america is changing. new jobs are here, and by 2025, we could have millions more that demand qualified college graduates. many in the bay area. at devry university, our market-responsive bachelor's and master's degree programs can give you what you need to succeed in today's careers and the ones on the horizon. get the know how you need for a new tomorrow at our 4 bay area locations, online or both.
she's out. >> a woman in portland, oregon, rescued finally free and happy after being trapped between two walls for almost four hours. you saw it live right here on ktvu. those firefighters who had to saw open a concrete wall pulled that woman to safety just about an hour ago. we've been following this very
tricky, difficult rescue throughout the morning. firefighters first tried to pull her out with a strap. when that didn't work, they used a saw to cut open the wall. >> we still had to slide her out. we had to lubricate the walls. >> reportedly, she got wedged into that 8-inch space after falling off a balcony. during the rescue, firefighters kept giving her cups of water to keep her hydrated. they gave her blankets and blew in warm air to keep her warm. 8:30. oakland's public safety committee approved a controversial crime-fighting plan last night. it was a unanimous vote by the committee late last night. ktvu's tara moriarty is in oakland and says that meeting at many points got out of hand. tara? >> reporter: well, chief jordan wants to hire an outside consultant, bill bratton, in
order to help downing kraing on crime. but many tax ticks that braten is used for -- tactics that bratton is used for were voiced at the city council meeting. [inaudible] >> i say it's time we prosecute the police police -- the police -- [ applause ] >> reporter: the new plan includes hiring brat on -- bratton for $250,000. >> i would say the oakland police department's track record of brutality in murder in my eyes and oakland residents does not deem them fit to create a plan of
violence -- rear duesing -- reducing. >> if you really want to hear what he has to say, why don't you buy his book on am ma zahn? [laughter] >> we have an obligation to treat people with dignity and respect and they have an obligation to treat the police with dignity and respect. it works both ways. >> reporter: the plan includes more funding for the police academy to train more officers, hiring 20 police service technicians as well as 11 alameda county sheriff deputies. all of these proposals came from two council members in the wake of the shootings in just an eight-day stretch that left six people dead. the public safety commission voted to recommend a contract to hire a consultant but not necessarily bratton. it goes to the full council next week and is expected to be another lively discussion.
tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. members of occupy oakland are suing the city over a rowdy protest last year outside of the ymca. they claim police unlawfully arrested 400 people and held them in jail for hours. but never charged them with a crime. the protesters are now asking the courts to destroy all records associated with the arrests, including fingerprints and foe tote. the mass arrest hatched after demonstrators tried to take over the vacant henry j. kaiser convention center. the high-tech boeing 787 -- 787 started to fly in the bay area last friday but now, less than a week later, it's been grounded. lorraine blanco is at mineta san jose airport with more. lorraine? >> reporter: good morning, tori. dreamliner flight was scheduled to arrive here at san jose international airport at about 10:00 a.m. that flight has been canceled as well as an outgoing flight. right now, the airport here is
waiting on word from nipan airways to find out whether the flights will resume on friday. this is the reason for the temporary delay. last night, they made an emergency landing in tokyo. they exited plane by the slide. no one was injured. this is the lative -- latest of several problems for the airliner. the flight took off with much fanfare here just five days ago. a spokesperson says they will lose some revenue here. but they think this he are doing the right thing -- but they think they are doing the right thing putting passenger
safety service first. passengers are being rebooked at sfo on nipan airways and united to japan. but until further notice, there are no available flights on the dreamliner aircraft in or out of the bay area. reporting live in san jose, lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. danville pilot, chelsey sully sullinger renew itsed with some -- reunited with some passengers on the day he landed the plane on the hudsonnive arer. katie couric's talk show reunites him and his wife with some of the passengers. ten children have been born since that disaster. a man in detroit accused of going to a cemetery and stealing the corpse of his
father. investigators say the 48-year- old man removed the body of his 93-year-old father hoping he could bring him back to life. police accuse the son of stealing the casket and suching his father's body in a freezer. he's been reportedly -- he then reportedly spent the weekend praying for a miracle resurrection. theres have ruled out foul play -- investigators have ruled out foul play and call it an accident in lewis gomez- diaz. he was alone and appeared to be in good condition. the following condition, they found his body in a dumpster. police say he may have climbed in there to get warmed. it's believed he was crushed when the dumpster got picked up up -- up. a small group of redwood city boat owners ignored a
midnight deadline and are still docked at pete's harbor arena. while most tenants left, a few still remained. seven of them have been given more time to move out while the few others say they have no choice and will defy the eviction orders. >> me and my husband -- we don't have a place to go to yet. he has 20 years worth of stuff, storage, shop, friends, family. >> people no longer have a vam lid lease to be here -- valid lease to be here. pete's harbor will be closed as we know it. >> the marina owners are selling the area to developers. a menlo park police officer is still on the board despite reportedly soliciting a prostitute for sex while on duty. >> the palo alto daily news reports that police were checking on a 32-year-old female employee in february of
2011. they found jeffly kenneth vazquez naked in a hotel room with her. he reportedly told officers, he had an officer to kill while serving a subpoena. he is charged with a misdemeanor but the charge was later dropped because the officer who interviewed him was unable to testify in court. the water is back on in berkeley for those people affected last night by a broken water main. east bay mud says an 8-inch line ruptured at 7th and cedar about 5:00 p.m. yesterday. service has been restored. state officials in charge of california's high-speed rail project will be taking bids from five companies this week but they won't be comparing numbers. that's because they are not even allowed to open the envelopes. the idea is to keep the officials from only considering cost while evaluating the proposals. the bids under consideration are for the first 29 miles of track in the central valley. it will take another two months to evaluate proposals.
muni has approved awarding a $24 million contract to upgrade its aging communication system. the project starts next month. it should be finished in a year and a half. blanca construction of fremont won the contract. muni riders -- you will see some new platform displays, public address systems it and a new fiber broadband network system. while mun nip is making the plans, let's -- muni is making the plans, let's check in with sal. less go to southbound 880, very slow. southbound 680 at aun draw day road, a -- andrade road, slow. it's very, very slow all the way out of pleasonton. it's just a mess there because of this stuck truck there at
andrade road. we have better conditions at the bay bridge toll plaza. that's improved quite a bit. but there's little delay at the toll plaza. let's go to steve. a very good morning. a lot of cold air around. looking at marin county. marshall, 31. inverness, 29. there's some cold readings. you get down below freezing near marshall and you are talking cold readings. high pressure is our fair- weather friend. there's a tiny tiny bit of fog today. there will be more tomorrow. maybe something is undercutting the ridge of high pressure. i think the pattern will change by then. we'll go from cold, cold, cold to maybe wet and much, much warmer until then, each day is getting warmer especially coast and bay. we have an east breeze. inland temperatures, if that fog starts to form in the valley and we get that east
wind. it can go from 49 to 65 depending upon your location. we are looking for a little its about of a slow warmup here. overall, lows, another cold one. these are just a few. i can do five pages of these. boulder creek 27. winder, 28. stanford, gilroy, 28. 29 concord with patchy fog. fairfield, 28. i know napa was 28. novato was 28. these are probably warmer than this. they are about 45 minutes old. some of the fog trying to come back to the coast. pattern is very, very stable right now. the only thing will be a little bit warmer temperaturens 0 the coast and around the -- temperatures on the coast and the bay. 50s on the temperatures. a little bit of a breeze. big difference in some of the lows up in lake county today. 50s to upper 50s, near 60. 62, santa cruz.
58 gilroy. 57 san jose, 56 saratoga, 55 in san francisco and menlo park at 56. fog will be creeping back north bay and east bay. temperatures by the coast and around the bay, warming up. tori and day? >> all right, thank you, steve. 8:41. coming up we'll take a look at stocks and the national debate that's weighing on wall street. a frightening crime happened at a bay area shopping mall. why police may be close to making an arrest. >> reporter: we're live in san jose where police are searching for the man who tried to wrestle a little girl out of her mother's arms. we'll tell you what police are doing to catch that man when "mornings on 2" continues. [ female announcer ] safeway presents
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world bank says the ongoing crisis in washington poses a significant risk to the global economy. home builder confidence holding steady at a seven-year high. taking a live look at the big board. the dow is down 26. the nasdaq up 7. s&p is flat. a chinese factory will start making one model of jeep. chrysler isn't saying which model it will be. but the vehicles made in china will be sold in that country. chrysler sold 50,000 suvs in
champion last year. the jeeps will be made by a company that's already building fiats in china and fiat owns chrysler. let's brick up up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you. we're minutes away from hearing president obama's plan to reduce gun violence. the president will tell us what he wants from congress as ally el -- as well as the executive actions he's prepared to take on his own. the president is tu to speak at 8:55. ktvu will bring it to you live. we'll stream it live at ktvu.com. well, the mayor of london says it's too early to know the exact cause of today's deadly helicopter crash right in the heart of london during rush hour. the helicopter hit a crane on top of a tower. the pilot of the helicopter was killed along with someone on the ground. and police in san jose are working and investigating and they have a -- they have a sketch of a man who tried to kidnap a 2-year-old girl.
ktvu's janine de la vega is in san jose right now. janine, you are talking to neighbors about what happened out there. what are they saying? >> reporter: well, people who live here on del court are shakening up. this neighborhood is located off south white road and aborn road. some people i spoke to said they don't know their neighbors and this whole attempted kidnapsing is gonna prompt them to start a neighborhood watch group. a-year-old -- the 2-year-old was in front of her house playing with her siblings and a man made a comment that the mother felt was uncomfortable so she grabbed her child and the man tried to grab her from her arms. >> they were laying in the --
it's pretty traumatic. >> reporter: how do you feel? >> as a mom, pretty freaked out. it's your kid. had to fight for her. >> reporter: the mother was able to hang onto her daughter and run into the house and call 911. the man was last seen walking away on paven drive. police canvassed the area last night looking for him but came up empty-handed. he's described as being latino between 20 to 30. we're told that he is 5'6" and had a thin build. he was wearing a red baseball hat, jeans, a light shirt with yellow stripes and the mother also said that he smelled like automotive oil. now, police this morning say they are gonna try to get together with a sketch artist, possibly reinterview the mother so that they can have a sketch drawn up to release it to the media so we can show you that. that's gonna happen today. they are also trying to see if they can get more tips to people because they would like anyone to call them if they
have any information about this case. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:48. police in milpitas open a sketch will help solve and attempted kidnapping at the great mall ten days ago. police are searching for a man who tried to kidnap a 3-year- old boy. the suspect is drived -- is described as asian, 50 to 60 with a potbelly and receding hairline. the man took the boy's hand and tried to walk out of the mall. the mother screamed and the man took off. funeral services will be held for francisco gutierrez. she's one of two innocent people killed new year's day during a tragic crash outside of a liquor store on south van ness avenue. investigators say a suspected gang member was racing to get away from police following a shooting when he caused this deadly crash. the suspect, david morales, faces murder charges for the deaths of those two innocent
victims. the san jose sharks are remembering the man who fought the -- brought the team to the south bay. they are paying tribute to george gun iii, the team's original owner. he died yesterday at the age of 75 in palm springs. in 1990, he and his brother relinquished ownership of another nhl team with the rights of an expansion team in the bay area. he sold the sharks in 2002 but continued to attend games. the sharks will homer him -- honor him with a helmet decal bearing his initials. tickets for the sharks go on sale in a little more than an hour. the first home game is a week from tomorrow against phoenix. there are promotions throughout the season, including opening night give away and lunch with the team. well, the trophy tour for the world champion san francisco giants moves to
vallejo today. both the 2012 and 2010 world series trophies will be on display at the culture center from 3:30 to 5:30 today. vallejo is the fifth stop for the world series trophies. they will be on display in three dozen cities over the next few months. you are banned from burning wood, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel, both indoors and out doors today. the spare-the-air day ban continues until midnight tonight. stormy bay area weather over the christmas holiday has left behind damage. two culverts and an equest tre yun bridge need to be re-- equestrian bridge need to be replaced. town officials repairs could cost around $300,000. facebook is already hearing
criticism for its new graph search feature. that feature was the big surprised announcement the menlo park company made yesterday. mark zuckerberg said it will help users make new friends and find new information about their facebook friends. the advanced search capability lets members zero in on mutual acquaints -- acquaintances. >> this is being available to only a small amount of users as it is being tested. let's go to washington, d.c. to the white house. president obama is talking about reducing gun violence. joe biden is speaking right now. killed trying to save those hildren. six members of the staff
killed trying to save those children. it's been hard for the nation to comprepare hend. hard for the nation -- comprepare hend and hard for the -- comprehend and hard for the nation to fathom. time is not measured in days but is measured in minutes, in seconds since you received that news. another minute without your daughter, another minute without your sun. another minute without your wife, another minute without your mom. i want to personally thank chris and lynn mcdonald who lost their be and for again the courage of all of you to be here today. i admire, i admire the grace and the resolve that you all have showing. and i must say i've been deeply affected by your faith as well. and the president and i are
going to do everything to try to match the resolve you demonstrated. no one can know for certain if this senseless act could have been prevented but we all know we have a moral obligation, a moral obligation to do everything in our power to diminish the prospect that something like this could happen again. as the president knows i have worked in this field a long time, in the united states senate, having chaired a committee that had jurisdiction over these issues of guns and crime and having drafted the first gun violence legislation, the last gun violence legislation i should say. and i have no illusions about we're up against, what we're up against or how hard the task is in front of us but i also have never seen the nation's conscience so shaken by what happened at sandy hook. the world has changed, and it is demanding action and it is in this context that
the president asked me to put together along with cabinet members a set of recommendations about how we should proceed to meet that moral horrible mitigation we have. toward that end the cabinet members and i sat down with 229 groups, not just individuals representing groups, 229 groups, from law enforcement agencies to public health officials to gun i believe ifs to gun advocacy groups, to, to sportsmen and hunters and religious leaders, and i have spoken with members about of congress from both sides of the aisle. had extensive conversation with mayors and governors and county officials and the recommendations we provided to the president on monday call for executive actions he could sign, legislation he could call for, and long term research that should be undertaken. they're based on the emerging consensus we heard from all the groups with whom we spoke including some of you who are the victims of this god awful occurrence. ways to keep guns out of the
wrong hands, as well as ways to take comprehensive action to prevent violence in the first place. we should do as much as we can as quickly as we can. we can not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. some of what you will hear from the president will happen immediately. some will take some time. but we have begun and we are starting here today. we're resolved to continue this fight. during the meetings that we held we met with a young man who is here today. colin goddard is here. where are you, colin? colin was one of the survivors of the virginia tech massacre. he was in the classroom. he calls himself one of the lucky seven, and he will tell you, he was shot four times on that day and he has three bullets that are still inside him. and, when i asked colin about what he thought we should be doing, he said that he said, i'm not here because of what happened to me. i'm here because of what happened to me keeps
happening to other people. and we have to do something about it. colin, we will. colin, i promise you we will. this is our intention. we must do what we can now. and there's no person who has more committed to acting on this moral obligation we have than the president of the united states of america. ladies and gentlemen, president barack obama. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you so much. thank you, everybody, please have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. let me begin by thanking our vice president joe biden for your dedication, joe, to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table because while reducing gun violence is a
complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisive one. now over the month since the tragedy in newtown we've heard from so many and obviously none have affected us more than the families of those dpornl just children and -- gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost. so we're grateful for all of you for taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. but we also heard from some unexpected people. in particular, i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today. grant fritz, julia stokes, hena zhah and taja goode.